1 Corinthians 9:21-27 NIV

21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law1 (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law),2 so as to win those not having the law.

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22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak.3 I have become all things to all men4 so that by all possible means I might save some.5

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23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?6 Run7 in such a way as to get the prize.

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25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown8 that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.9

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26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly;10 I do not fight like a man beating the air.11

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      27 No, I beat my body12 and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.13

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